Odd valgrind warning on ubuntu 11.10 related to set_wm_hints

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Oct 18 16:54:58 CDT 2011

I've added a suppression for this already to

It looks benign, but it's annoying because the suppression it needs
is so wide.   I wonder if the gcc bug on ubuntu 11.10 is why there's
no useful backtrace there...

Syscall param writev(vector[...]) points to uninitialised byte(s)
   at writev (writev.c:51)
   by 0x40004: ???
 Address 0x4598748 is 160 bytes inside a block of size 16,384 alloc'd
   at calloc (vg_replace_malloc.c:467)
   by XOpenDisplay (in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6.3.0)
   by x11drv_init_thread_data (x11drv_main.c:689)
   by thread_init_display (x11drv.h:580)
   by X11DRV_create_win_data (window.c:2030)
   by X11DRV_WindowPosChanging (window.c:2429)
   by set_window_pos (winpos.c:1951)
   by USER_SetWindowPos (winpos.c:2077)
   by SetWindowPos (winpos.c:2151)
   by show_window (winpos.c:1088)
   by ShowWindow (winpos.c:1186)
   by WIN_CreateWindowEx (win.c:1498)
   by CreateWindowExA (win.c:1550)
   by init (comboex.c:505)
   by func_comboex (comboex.c:598)
   by run_test (test.h:556)
   by main (test.h:624)
 Uninitialised value was created by a stack allocation
   at set_wm_hints (window.c:1128)

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